Computer Software

  • R. J. Mitchell


A computer system has two major components, the software, that is the program which tells the computer what to do, and the hardware, which is the actual machine obeying the program. This chapter discusses the software, describing the concepts, considering how programs are written and giving example programs.


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© R. J. Mitchell 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Mitchell
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  1. 1.Department of CyberneticsUniversity of ReadingUK

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